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December 1961

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cerebrovascular Disease.

Arch Neurol. 1961;5(6):692. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450180114015

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This book contains the published papers and discussion of the Houston Neurological Society Compendium on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cerebrovascular Disease, presented in Houston in 1959. Three major varieties of cerebrovascular disease are covered— occlusive arterial disease, primary intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage and aneurysm. The first section contains excellent reviews of the anatomy of cerebral vessels, metabolic problems underlying atherosclerosis, cerebral blood flow, and the pathology of cerebral arterial occlusion. The clinical syndromes of cerebrovascular disease are outlined in detail, and the value of electroencephalography in the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease is well covered. There is an excellent section covering arteriography in the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease using the techniques of subclavian arteriography for demonstration of the vertebral arteries and aortography to demonstrate the arch of the aorta and its branches.

The indications and results of medical treatment with anticoagulants, stellate ganglion block, and CO2 inhalations are

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